The Truth About Cars » Road Trip http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Road Trip http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com U.S. North to South 2015: Seattle to Portland http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/u-s-north-south-2015-seattle-portland/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/u-s-north-south-2015-seattle-portland/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229521 If you thought I got lost somewhere in southern Alaska, you thought wrong. We are now hitting Seattle, WA for the remaining part of this U.S. North to South series. I have the privilege of driving a 2015 Ram 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4×4 Turbo Diesel. I baptised last year’s Ram 1500 as Albert. This year, I will follow […]

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If you thought I got lost somewhere in southern Alaska, you thought wrong. We are now hitting Seattle, WA for the remaining part of this U.S. North to South series. I have the privilege of driving a 2015 Ram 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4×4 Turbo Diesel. I baptised last year’s Ram 1500 as Albert. This year, I will follow […]

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Piston Slap: 4Runner to A New Life? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-4runner-to-a-new-life-one-last-trip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-4runner-to-a-new-life-one-last-trip/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:49:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=873921   TTAC Commentator Ralph Schpoilschport writes: Hi Sajeev, Got a quick one for you and only asking because you begged!  But.  I am preparing to make a 3000 mile one-way trip from beautiful Vermontto, well, not so beautiful southern CA.  My rig is a 1997 Toyota 4Runner (V6, 5 speed manual).  Known problems: leaking rear diff (rust cracks) […]

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  TTAC Commentator Ralph Schpoilschport writes: Hi Sajeev, Got a quick one for you and only asking because you begged!  But.  I am preparing to make a 3000 mile one-way trip from beautiful Vermontto, well, not so beautiful southern CA.  My rig is a 1997 Toyota 4Runner (V6, 5 speed manual).  Known problems: leaking rear diff (rust cracks) […]

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Piston Slap: The Buy or Rent Pitfall? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-the-buy-or-rent-pitfall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-the-buy-or-rent-pitfall/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:44:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=778729 Henry writes: Sajeev, My wife and I are planning on taking a large 20 day vacation this summer where we plan on driving aver 5000 miles with our three older children. My wife drives a 2008 Ford Taurus X, which we love, but does not have enough space for a family of five for such […]

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Henry writes: Sajeev, My wife and I are planning on taking a large 20 day vacation this summer where we plan on driving aver 5000 miles with our three older children. My wife drives a 2008 Ford Taurus X, which we love, but does not have enough space for a family of five for such […]

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Road Trips, Pit Stops & Public Employees http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/road-trips-pit-stops-public-employees/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/road-trips-pit-stops-public-employees/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:18:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=524441 In the next couple of days Autumn will officially begin. For most of us, however, Summer ended back on Labor Day, that final day of freedom before kids all over the country had to get up early, stuff their new school supplies into their backpacks and board those big yellow nuisances to all of us […]

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In the next couple of days Autumn will officially begin. For most of us, however, Summer ended back on Labor Day, that final day of freedom before kids all over the country had to get up early, stuff their new school supplies into their backpacks and board those big yellow nuisances to all of us […]

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The Indulgent Road Trip, Circa 2013 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/the-indulgent-road-trip-circa-2013/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/the-indulgent-road-trip-circa-2013/#comments Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498664 Be forewarned:  This post contains some Porsche content. Those with a strong appreciation for the automobile often romanticize the idealized Road Trip, the Grand Tour.  With rose-tinted glasses we esteem those transcontinental slogs made in cars suitable for the occasion, the Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, and so on that are exemplars of the (often) 12-cylinder, […]

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Be forewarned:  This post contains some Porsche content. Those with a strong appreciation for the automobile often romanticize the idealized Road Trip, the Grand Tour.  With rose-tinted glasses we esteem those transcontinental slogs made in cars suitable for the occasion, the Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, and so on that are exemplars of the (often) 12-cylinder, […]

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The Cross-Country CTS-V Wagon Roadtrip Starts Tomorrow http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/the-cross-country-cts-v-wagon-roadtrip-starts-tomorrow/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/the-cross-country-cts-v-wagon-roadtrip-starts-tomorrow/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:19:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498675 Different cars serve different purposes. Of course, you already know this. You know, for example, that people buy compact cars for fuel economy. People buy minivans to haul other people. And people buy Acuras because they’re confused. So why do people buy station wagons? For practicality, of course. People buy wagons so they can pack […]

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Different cars serve different purposes. Of course, you already know this. You know, for example, that people buy compact cars for fuel economy. People buy minivans to haul other people. And people buy Acuras because they’re confused. So why do people buy station wagons? For practicality, of course. People buy wagons so they can pack […]

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Highway Star: Road Tripping In The Ford Freestar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/highway-star-road-tripping-in-the-ford-freestar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/highway-star-road-tripping-in-the-ford-freestar/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:14:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494309 Sometime in the predawn hours of a day in early August 1974, my father loaded his wife and five children into his recently purchased Chevrolet ¾ ton pickup truck, the adults isolated safely in the cab while we kids were locked like monkeys in a cage under a canopy in the back, and left Snohomish, […]

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Sometime in the predawn hours of a day in early August 1974, my father loaded his wife and five children into his recently purchased Chevrolet ¾ ton pickup truck, the adults isolated safely in the cab while we kids were locked like monkeys in a cage under a canopy in the back, and left Snohomish, […]

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Sluggish Economy Makes For Faster July 4th Road Trips – Even On A Budget http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/sluggish-economy-makes-for-faster-july-4th-road-trips-even-on-a-budget/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/sluggish-economy-makes-for-faster-july-4th-road-trips-even-on-a-budget/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:18:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492769 “Fewer drivers will take to the road during the Independence Day holiday in part due to a sluggish economy, but also because people will take less time off,” the  AAA told Reuters. Gas is around 10 cents a gallon higher than last year, but that’s not what’s keeping Americans off the highways. Americans are worried […]

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“Fewer drivers will take to the road during the Independence Day holiday in part due to a sluggish economy, but also because people will take less time off,” the  AAA told Reuters. Gas is around 10 cents a gallon higher than last year, but that’s not what’s keeping Americans off the highways. Americans are worried […]

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Dealing With Loss: My Father’s Oldsmobile http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/dealing-with-loss-my-fathers-oldsmobile/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/dealing-with-loss-my-fathers-oldsmobile/#comments Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:19:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482145 Nobody likes to think about the passing of a parent. When it happens it leaves you with a lot of different feelings, sadness, emptiness, loneliness and even, if your parent has been effected by a long illness or a prolonged decline, an unexpected sense of relief and completion. The grieving process is different for everyone, […]

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Nobody likes to think about the passing of a parent. When it happens it leaves you with a lot of different feelings, sadness, emptiness, loneliness and even, if your parent has been effected by a long illness or a prolonged decline, an unexpected sense of relief and completion. The grieving process is different for everyone, […]

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First Annual White Knuckle White-Out Challenge http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/first-annual-white-knuckle-challenge/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/first-annual-white-knuckle-challenge/#comments Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:45:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478652 Most harebrained ideas are hatched under the influence This was no different. A thousand miles removed from Canada’s largest city, two freelance automotive writers were guzzling beer and bandying about ideas for potential stories. Most of the concepts were actually elaborate ruses designed solely for gaining access to OEM press fleets. “Let’s drive to Toronto!” […]

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Most harebrained ideas are hatched under the influence This was no different. A thousand miles removed from Canada’s largest city, two freelance automotive writers were guzzling beer and bandying about ideas for potential stories. Most of the concepts were actually elaborate ruses designed solely for gaining access to OEM press fleets. “Let’s drive to Toronto!” […]

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Real-World Review: Fleeing Hurricane Sandy Across 8 States In a Rented 2012 Kia Sorento http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/real-world-review-fleeing-sandy-across-8-states-in-a-rented-2012-kia-sorento/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/real-world-review-fleeing-sandy-across-8-states-in-a-rented-2012-kia-sorento/#comments Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:30:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=466805 So the Halloween Hooptiefest 24 Hours of LeMons at New Hampshire Motors Speedway went well, with the Rust In The Wind Saab-powered Nissan 300ZX taking a very improbable overall win, and we of the LeMons HQ crew were packing up the gear on Sunday afternoon and getting ready to head home… when we heard that […]

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So the Halloween Hooptiefest 24 Hours of LeMons at New Hampshire Motors Speedway went well, with the Rust In The Wind Saab-powered Nissan 300ZX taking a very improbable overall win, and we of the LeMons HQ crew were packing up the gear on Sunday afternoon and getting ready to head home… when we heard that […]

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My Introduction To Panther Love: Inaugural Police Interceptor Road Trip! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/my-introduction-to-panther-love-inaugural-police-interceptor-road-trip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/my-introduction-to-panther-love-inaugural-police-interceptor-road-trip/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 14:30:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445946 Back in 2004, I was doing a typical East Bay highway commute to my job writing software documentation. Ten miles each way in a Tercel (I had my choice of an ’85 wagon or a ’90 hatch), and the ever-increasing numbers of badly-driven SUVs on the Dreaded Nimitz were making me feel quite vulnerable in […]

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Back in 2004, I was doing a typical East Bay highway commute to my job writing software documentation. Ten miles each way in a Tercel (I had my choice of an ’85 wagon or a ’90 hatch), and the ever-increasing numbers of badly-driven SUVs on the Dreaded Nimitz were making me feel quite vulnerable in […]

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Bored On a Long Road Trip? Bad Car Bingo! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/bored-on-a-long-road-trip-bad-car-bingo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/bored-on-a-long-road-trip-bad-car-bingo/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=426837 I’ve played many a game of Buzzword Bingo with equally bored coworkers while stuck in 19-hour PowerPoint presentations, back when I slaved as a tech writer in the software biz. Why not apply this concept to a bingo game for car freaks trapped in a boring rental car on a road trip across one of […]

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I’ve played many a game of Buzzword Bingo with equally bored coworkers while stuck in 19-hour PowerPoint presentations, back when I slaved as a tech writer in the software biz. Why not apply this concept to a bingo game for car freaks trapped in a boring rental car on a road trip across one of […]

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Piston Slap: A Saturn Wagon’s Bad Timing (Update) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-a-saturn-wagons-bad-timing-update/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-a-saturn-wagons-bad-timing-update/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:10:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422752 Dave writes: Hello Sajeev, Well, better late than never.  I did get my Saturn running again.  Due to weather, parts delays and misdiagnosis I spent a lot more time and money than I planned or had to, but she does seem to be in good shape now.  Although the timing chain was still in place […]

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Dave writes: Hello Sajeev, Well, better late than never.  I did get my Saturn running again.  Due to weather, parts delays and misdiagnosis I spent a lot more time and money than I planned or had to, but she does seem to be in good shape now.  Although the timing chain was still in place […]

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Review: 2011 Audi S4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/review-2011-audi-s4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/review-2011-audi-s4/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:10:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418664 I needed a suitable car for a spirited 500-mile run to the “coolest small town in America,” and back. One leaped to mind: the Audi S4 with its optional active differential. In our first encounter, the current “B8” S4 underwhelmed me. Though quick and capable, it just didn’t feel special. “A4 3.0T” seemed more apt. […]

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I needed a suitable car for a spirited 500-mile run to the “coolest small town in America,” and back. One leaped to mind: the Audi S4 with its optional active differential. In our first encounter, the current “B8” S4 underwhelmed me. Though quick and capable, it just didn’t feel special. “A4 3.0T” seemed more apt. […]

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Drivelapse USA: The Great American Road Trip In Five Minutes, Fifteen Seconds http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/drivelapse-usa-the-great-american-road-trip-in-five-minutes-fifteen-seconds/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/drivelapse-usa-the-great-american-road-trip-in-five-minutes-fifteen-seconds/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:40:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418361 Americans may no longer be as completely obsessed with road travel as they once were, but for first-time visitors to the USA, a round-the-nation roadtrip is always the ultimate fantasy. And really, what better way is there to appreciate the great expanse and diversity of this great nation than by car? Luckily for those of […]

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Americans may no longer be as completely obsessed with road travel as they once were, but for first-time visitors to the USA, a round-the-nation roadtrip is always the ultimate fantasy. And really, what better way is there to appreciate the great expanse and diversity of this great nation than by car? Luckily for those of […]

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New or Used: Dude, Where’s My Gig Van? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/new-or-used-dude-wheres-my-gig-van/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/new-or-used-dude-wheres-my-gig-van/#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:32:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413806   Hman writes: Howdy, Long time reader, first time emailer. (Except for two published Ur-Turns.) Anyway, I’m in a two-piece “rock” band and we are doing a 6-week tour in April and are shopping for a van. I’ve long been a Toyonda/Hondota fan, but alas, they make no full size cargo vans, so I’m forced […]

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  Hman writes: Howdy, Long time reader, first time emailer. (Except for two published Ur-Turns.) Anyway, I’m in a two-piece “rock” band and we are doing a 6-week tour in April and are shopping for a van. I’ve long been a Toyonda/Hondota fan, but alas, they make no full size cargo vans, so I’m forced […]

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1965 Impala Hell Project, Part 12: Next Stop, Atlanta! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/1965-impala-hell-project-part-12-next-stop-atlanta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/1965-impala-hell-project-part-12-next-stop-atlanta/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411012 After the Nixon-head-hood-ornamented Impala’s pilgrimage to the birthplace of Richard Nixon in the spring of 1994, I left Oakland and moved across the Bay to an apartment on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District, home of the best burritos in the world. Little did I know that it wouldn’t be long before I’d be […]

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After the Nixon-head-hood-ornamented Impala’s pilgrimage to the birthplace of Richard Nixon in the spring of 1994, I left Oakland and moved across the Bay to an apartment on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District, home of the best burritos in the world. Little did I know that it wouldn’t be long before I’d be […]

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1965 Impala Hell Project, Part 11: Son of Orange County http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/1965-impala-hell-project-part-11-son-of-orange-county/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/1965-impala-hell-project-part-11-son-of-orange-county/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2011 23:30:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409639 In Part 10, the Hell Project Impala got Fiat scoops on the hood and hit the I-5 trail again. By late 1993, the car looked more or less the way I’d planned when I started the project and had become a surprisingly good daily driver (thanks to more modern brakes and a reliable, HEI-equipped 350 […]

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In Part 10, the Hell Project Impala got Fiat scoops on the hood and hit the I-5 trail again. By late 1993, the car looked more or less the way I’d planned when I started the project and had become a surprisingly good daily driver (thanks to more modern brakes and a reliable, HEI-equipped 350 […]

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Hammer Time: 17 Hours of Hell http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/hammer-time-17-hours-of-hell/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/hammer-time-17-hours-of-hell/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:38:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409157 A 2000 mile road trip to drive…the 2012 Toyota Camry? Oh well. I needed a break from the world, and what better way to do it than with some quiet time and a huge tax write-off. At 5:54 A.M. I fired my ride for what turned out to be 17 hours of pure hell. It […]

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A 2000 mile road trip to drive…the 2012 Toyota Camry? Oh well. I needed a break from the world, and what better way to do it than with some quiet time and a huge tax write-off. At 5:54 A.M. I fired my ride for what turned out to be 17 hours of pure hell. It […]

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1965 Impala Hell Project, Part 8: Refinements, Meeting Christo’s Umbrellas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/1965-impala-hell-project-part-8-refinements-meeting-christos-umbrellas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/1965-impala-hell-project-part-8-refinements-meeting-christos-umbrellas/#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2011 18:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406137 Introduction • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 • Part 5 • Part 6 • Part 7 • Part 8 • Part 9 • Part 10 In the last Impala Hell Project episode, the now-disc-brake-equipped Chevy and I hit Interstate 5 for some Generation X-style road tripping. Through late 1991 […]

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Introduction • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 • Part 5 • Part 6 • Part 7 • Part 8 • Part 9 • Part 10 In the last Impala Hell Project episode, the now-disc-brake-equipped Chevy and I hit Interstate 5 for some Generation X-style road tripping. Through late 1991 […]

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Road Trips: Cruising Oakland In a 40-Year-Old 1951 Chevy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/road-trips-cruising-oakland-in-a-40-year-old-1951-chevy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/road-trips-cruising-oakland-in-a-40-year-old-1951-chevy/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2011 18:30:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402314 I’ve been scanning a lot of my old 35mm negatives and slides for the ongoing 1965 Impala Hell Project series (using a time-slows-to-crawl 1999-vintage SCSI film scanner), and I ran across this series of panoramic black-and-white photos that I shot in the early 1990s. I was a hopeless, if financially challenged, photography geek back then; […]

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I’ve been scanning a lot of my old 35mm negatives and slides for the ongoing 1965 Impala Hell Project series (using a time-slows-to-crawl 1999-vintage SCSI film scanner), and I ran across this series of panoramic black-and-white photos that I shot in the early 1990s. I was a hopeless, if financially challenged, photography geek back then; […]

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What It’s All About: Old Car, Two Lane Blacktop, AM Radio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/what-its-all-about-old-car-two-lane-blacktop-am-radio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/what-its-all-about-old-car-two-lane-blacktop-am-radio/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 13:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394686 I’m normally pretty curmudgeonly about the inherent inferiority of old cars. A 5-year-old Camry will outperform just about every classic Detroit muscle car or Italian sports machine in nearly every category from comfort to acceleration. The windows fog up, you just push a button: problem solved. The asphalt gets rough, you don’t notice it: problem […]

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I’m normally pretty curmudgeonly about the inherent inferiority of old cars. A 5-year-old Camry will outperform just about every classic Detroit muscle car or Italian sports machine in nearly every category from comfort to acceleration. The windows fog up, you just push a button: problem solved. The asphalt gets rough, you don’t notice it: problem […]

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Despite Water Pump Woes, Citroën Hell Road Trip Reaches Louisiana http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/despite-water-pump-woes-citroen-hell-road-trip-reaches-louisiana/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/despite-water-pump-woes-citroen-hell-road-trip-reaches-louisiana/#comments Tue, 28 Dec 2010 18:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378824 Yesterday morning, it seemed that Spank’s LeMons-veteran ’71 Citroën DS would be stranded in El Paso due to a bad water pump shaft seal. When your car is made out of pure unobtanium, Miami seems much farther than a mere 2,800 miles from San Diego. The clutch started slipping somewhere in the California desert, Actually, […]

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Yesterday morning, it seemed that Spank’s LeMons-veteran ’71 Citroën DS would be stranded in El Paso due to a bad water pump shaft seal. When your car is made out of pure unobtanium, Miami seems much farther than a mere 2,800 miles from San Diego. The clutch started slipping somewhere in the California desert, Actually, […]

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Solo Road Trip Heroism: San Diego To Miami In a Caged $500 Citroën http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/solo-road-trip-heroism-san-diego-to-miami-in-a-caged-500-citroen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/solo-road-trip-heroism-san-diego-to-miami-in-a-caged-500-citroen/#comments Sun, 26 Dec 2010 17:50:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378617 Readers of On The Road gush about the incredible asphalt journeys taken by the book’s protagonists, but they did most of their driving in a brand-new Hudson and a brand-new Cadillac limousine. Here is a truly heroic road trip: a solo San Diego-to-Miami drive in a basket-case Citroën ID19 that ran for the first time […]

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Readers of On The Road gush about the incredible asphalt journeys taken by the book’s protagonists, but they did most of their driving in a brand-new Hudson and a brand-new Cadillac limousine. Here is a truly heroic road trip: a solo San Diego-to-Miami drive in a basket-case Citroën ID19 that ran for the first time […]

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